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Logan Paul says he’s treated fairly after YouTube firing

Logan Paul feels even he deserves a second chance following the scandal surrounding a tasteless video he posted of a dead body in Japan’s Suicide Forest. 

Walking through Los Angeles International Airport on Monday, the 22-year-old did not seem to thrilled to be answering questions as he made his way through security. 

‘Everyone deserves a second chance bro,’ the annoyed Paul said as he made his way through the terminal. 

Walking through Los Angeles International Airport on Monday, Logan Paul said that his next venture will most likely have to do with clothing brand Maverick

The embattled Paul added he was being treated ‘fairly’ by YouTube after the company severed connections with the star after backlash from the video.

Paul continued by telling the paparazzo that he had learned ‘so many things’ from the incident and when asked about future plan he said ‘its coming.’

At one point, the 22-year-old pointed to his neon-pink and charcoal grey pull over, insinuating that he was going to be focusing on a clothing brand – Maverick – for his next venture. 

'Everyone deserves a second chance bro,' the annoyed Paul said as he made his way through the terminal

‘Everyone deserves a second chance bro,’ the annoyed Paul said as he made his way through the terminal

YouTube cut ties with Logan Paul in the wake of the scandal surrounding the disturbing suicide video he posted that showed a corpse hanging from a tree.

The 22-year-old’s multimillion subscriber channels are being removed as a preferred ad partner and all original projects with Logan are now being put on hold, YouTube revealed on Wednesday.

Logan also has been cut from the original YouTube comedy series Foursome, which stars other similar social media entertainers.

‘In light of recent events, we have decided to remove Logan Paul’s channels from Google Preferred,’ a YouTube spokesperson said.   

YouTube star Logan Paul's multimillion subscriber channels are axed in the wake of the scandal surrounding the disturbing suicide video he posted (above)

YouTube star Logan Paul’s multimillion subscriber channels are axed in the wake of the scandal surrounding the disturbing suicide video he posted (above)

Google Preferred collects YouTube’s main content into packages for advertisers. 

‘Additionally, we will not feature Logan in Season 4 of Foursome and his new originals are on hold,’ YouTube added.  

It comes after the video sharing company faced backlash for not quickly responding to the video Logan posted on December 31.

YouTube issued a statement 11 days later condemning Logan and the footage.

The social media star created furor when he posted a 15-minute video of him coming upon the corpse of a man hanging from a tree in a Japanese forest known for its high rate of suicides.

The video, which had the title ‘We found a dead body’, was viewed some 6 million times before being removed from his YouTube channel – a verified account with more than 15 million subscribers.

YouTube issued a statement on Twitter on Tuesday in relation to Logan’s video.

It comes after YouTube faced backlash for not quickly responding to the video Logan posted on December 31. YouTube issued the above statement on Twitter on Tuesday

It comes after YouTube faced backlash for not quickly responding to the video Logan posted on December 31. YouTube issued the above statement on Twitter on Tuesday

The social media star created furor when he posted a 15-minute video of him coming upon the corpse of a man hanging from a tree in a Japanese forest known for its high rate of suicides

The social media star created furor when he posted a 15-minute video of him coming upon the corpse of a man hanging from a tree in a Japanese forest known for its high rate of suicides

‘Many of you have been frustrated with our lack of communication recently. You’re right to be. You deserve to know what’s going on,’ the statement read.  

‘Like many others, we were upset by the video that was shared last week. 

‘Suicide is not a joke, nor should it ever be a driving force for views. As Anna Akana put it perfectly: ‘That body was a person someone loved. You do not walk into a suicide forest with a camera and claim mental health awareness.

‘We expect more of the creators who build their community on YouTube, as we’re sure you do too… the channel violated our community guidelines, we acted accordingly, and we are looking at further consequences.

‘It’s taken us a long time to respond, but we’ve been listening to everything you’ve been saying.’ 

‘We know that the actions of one creator can affect the entire community, so we’ll have more to share soon on steps we’re taking to ensure a video like this is never circulated again.’

The vlogger took the video down a day after posting it following widespread outrage and issued a grovelling apology (above) saying he intended to raise awareness of suicide

The vlogger took the video down a day after posting it following widespread outrage and issued a grovelling apology (above) saying he intended to raise awareness of suicide

The 22-year-old's multimillion subscriber channels are being axed and all original projects with Logan are now being put on hold, YouTube revealed on Wednesday

The 22-year-old’s multimillion subscriber channels are being axed and all original projects with Logan are now being put on hold, YouTube revealed on Wednesday

The vlogger took the video down a day after posting it following widespread outrage and issued a grovelling apology.

‘I’m so sorry about this… suicide is not a joke. Depression and mental illnesses are not a joke,’ he said.

He claimed he had intended to raise awareness about suicide by filming the video.  

‘If this video saves just ONE life, it’ll be worth it,’ he said.

‘I was misguided by shock and awe, as portrayed in the video. I still am.’

The video showed Logan walking through the forest near Mount Fuji with two friends when they came across the corpse of a man hanging from a tree.

Paul zoomed his camera to focus on the man’s body before yelling out: ‘Yo, are you alive? Are you f**king with us?’

He went onto to say that the man’s hands were purple, which meant he must have only committed suicide hours before.  



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